Carnoustie’s Roll of Honour

Running during the month of December is an early was exhibition in Carnoustie library. Taking part in our picture on Monday, are, from left - William Roy, Stephen Boyd and David Robertson.
Running during the month of December is an early was exhibition in Carnoustie library. Taking part in our picture on Monday, are, from left - William Roy, Stephen Boyd and David Robertson.

CARNOUSTIE has never had its own Roll of Honour commemorating the men who lost their lives in the Great War.

In 1920, Harry Chapman, then editor of the Guide & Gazette, did draw up a Roll of Honour which he gave to Carnoustie Town Council, but it was never published.

After a lot of painstaking research, however, Maureen Fleming, a member of the library staff, has compiled detailed information on all 142 of them. These albums and the story of Carnoustie’s War Memorial are the centrepiece of the exhibition.

Her work is a valuable resource for anyone who has an interest in Carnoustie’s contribution to the war, local people whose (now distant) relatives are named on the Memorial and to genealogists in general.

As well as some fascinating contemporary photographs of the town the display includes extracts from the Guide & Gazette which give a taste of life on the Home Front.

The full story of Carnoustie’s two VCs, Samson and Jarvis, is also told.

There are also exhibits from Angus Museums on show and The Black Watch Regimental Museum in Perth has lent items for display. D.C. Thomson have also contributed art prints for a war comics display.

The exhibition will run until Saturday, January 22, and admission is free.

r With exhibits are, from left - William Roy, Stephen Boyd and David Robertson.